Information Package / Course Catalogue
Fertilization Technigues in Horticulture
Course Code: ZTO513
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The aim of the course provides the student to get information about nutrient need,nutrient uptake patterns,fertilization, relationships between mineral nutrition and quality of common grown fields crops (cereals, corn, tobacco, potatoes,cotton, sunflower and sugarbeet)

Course Content

Main factors concerning field crop fertilization, fertilizer recommendation tables, fertilizing the most widespread field crops; application methods, timing, fertilizer type and amount, effect of fertilization on yield and quality

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to comprehend the optimum growing conditions for field crops
2.To be able to comprehend nutrient uptake rate of field crops
3.To be able to comprehend nutrient uptake patttern of field crops
4.To be able to interpret the relations between mineral nutrition and quality criteria of field crops
5.To be able to comprehend identify the nutrient disorders in field crops
Recommended or Required Reading
1.IFA, 1992. World Fertilizer Use Manual.Int. Fert. Assoc. Paris.
2.Kacar, B., Katkat, A.V., 2007. Gübreler ve Gübreleme. 2. Baskı. Nobel Yayınları, Ankara.
3.Fageri, N.K., Baligar, V.C., and Jones, C.A., 1997. Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Field Crops. 2nd Ed. Marcel Dekker Inc. New York.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Importance of fertilizer use in field crops
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Literature research
Week 2 - Theoretical
Importance and portion of fertilizer consumption in field crops
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Determination of homework
Week 3 - Theoretical
Evaluation of soil analysis in fertilizer diagnosis determination
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 4 - Theoretical
Evaluation of plant analysis in fertilizer diagnosis determination
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 5 - Theoretical
Economical fertilizer use
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 6 - Theoretical
Fertilizer use schedules of fertilizing field crops in Turkey
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 7 - Theoretical
Fertilizing barley
Week 7 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Fertilizing wheat
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 10 - Theoretical
Fertilizing corn
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 11 - Theoretical
Fertilizing cotton
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 12 - Theoretical
Fertilizing potato
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 13 - Theoretical
Fertilizing sunflower
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 14 - Theoretical
Fertilizing sugarbeet
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Presentation and discussion
Week 15 - Theoretical
Fertilizing forage crops
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Seasonal project
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Lecture - Practice140228
Assignment203060
Term Project104040
Midterm Examination101414
Final Examination103030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
4
4
4
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5
3
3
3
3
OÇ-2
2
2
2
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5
4
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3
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5
OÇ-5
3
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3
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4
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5
5
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